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Tillerson meets with British, Saudi, UAE ministers on Yemen

Paris - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.

Russia pulls British comedy 'The Death of Stalin'

Moscow - Russia's culture ministry on Tuesday withdrew permission for the release of British film "The Death of Stalin" later this week after officials and top arts figures labelled it offensive and "extremist".

Shrink EU Parliament after Brexit, MEPs say

Brussels - The European Parliament should be cut in size after Britain leaves the bloc and some lawmakers should be elected on pan-EU tickets, senior members said on Tuesday.

Hotel, nightclub evacuated after London gas leak

London - Almost 1,500 people were evacuated from a hotel and nightclub in central London overnight and two train stations were closed following a gas leak, authorities said Tuesday.

Big, bold and bright: London muralist fetes immigration

London - Spray can in hand perched halfway up a ladder, Neequaye Dreph Dsane applied the final touches of colour to his latest mural enlivening an otherwise drab side street in east London.

UKIP leader refuses to quit despite mass resignations

London - Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party was in chaos Monday after its leader Henry Bolton refused to resign despite calls from a string of senior colleagues.

Tillerson 'concerned' over Turkey offensive in Syria

London - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday he was "concerned" about Turkey's new offensive against Kurdish militia in northern Syria, as he urged all sides to show restraint in the conflict.

Tillerson defends strained 'special relationship' on UK visit

London - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States during a visit to London on Monday, following a series of spats since the election of Donald Trump that have strained ties.

Start-up nation: Macron's France lures US, UK tech

Paris - France was an unlikely choice of location for Mark Heath's new start-up, given that the American's mastery of the French language is, by his own cheerful admission, "atrocious".

McDonald to replace Adams as Ireland's Sinn Fein chief

Dublin - Mary Lou McDonald is set to become the president of Sinn Fein, replacing Gerry Adams who is stepping down after 34 years as the dominant figurehead of Irish republicanism.

Brexit special trade agreement possible: Macron

London - French President Emmanuel Macron said a special post-Brexit trade agreement between Britain and the EU was certainly possible but would not involve full access to the single market, in a BBC interview to be screened Sunday.

Trump to meet British PM May in Davos next week

Washington - US President Donald Trump plans to meet Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, the White House said Friday.

UK teen gained access to CIA chief's accounts: court

London - A British teenager managed to access the communications accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the then CIA chief John Brennan, a London court heard Friday.

Late Cranberries singer O'Riordan to be buried on Tuesday

London - The funeral of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London this week, will take place near Limerick, Ireland on Tuesday, the church where she will be buried said Friday."The Funeral Mass for the late Dolores O'Riordan...

Boris Johnson floats idea of bridge between UK and France

London - Foreign minister Boris Johnson floated the idea of building a bridge between Britain and France, during a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron, the French leader's office said Friday.

Iraqi teen denies attempted bombing of London train

London - An Iraqi teenager on Friday pleaded not guilty to allegations he was behind the attempted bombing of a London underground train last year which left 30 people injured.

'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

London - Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling novel "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.

Don't dream it's over: EU's Brexit message to Britain

Brussels - A sudden flurry of suggestions by the EU that Brexit could be reversed has sparked questions about the bloc's motives and even accusations of a secret plot to keep Britain in the European Union.

'Trainspotting generation': Alarm as Scotland drug deaths spike

Edinburgh - Scotland has seen a sharp rise in the number of drug deaths as years of abuse by the so-called "Trainspotting generation" finally take their toll, prompting calls for a rethink on drug policy.

Bayeux Tapestry to be loaned to Britain in 2022: May

Sandhurst - The Bayeux Tapestry will return to British shores in 2022, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Thursday at a summit with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Last chance for deadlocked N. Ireland parties

Belfast - Northern Ireland's squabbling political parties were told Thursday that fresh talks to restore a power-sharing government after a year in limbo must produce results within weeks.

Kevin Spacey investigated over third London assault: report

London - British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that US actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.

Iraq signs deal with BP to develop oil fields retaken from Kurds

Kirkuk - Iraq signed a contract Thursday with British energy giant BP to develop oil fields in the northern province of Kirkuk that were retaken from the Kurds last year.

Britain's May welcomes Macron after cash promise for Calais

Sandhurst - Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for a high-profile summit, preceded by a British promise to pay more for border security in the migrant hot-spot of Calais.

May, Macron meet at UK summit as migrant crisis, Brexit loom large

London - British and French leaders aim to deepen cooperation in tackling terrorism and the migration crisis at a bilteral summit near London Thursday, as Britain tries to strenghten ties before leaving the European Union next year.

Britain and Italy to bolster troop presence in Africa's Sahel

London - Britain is set to send helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali in a package of measures to be agreed at a summit near London on Thursday.

Calls for action over dirty money flowing through Scotland

Edinburgh - Dirty money from eastern Europe is flowing through companies registered to nondescript properties across Scotland in a practice that has alarmed global campaigners and policymakers, experts say.

May, Macron to talk terrorism and migration at UK summit

London - Britain is set to send Royal Air Force helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali, in a package of measures to be agreed at a bilateral summit near London on Thursday.

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

London - British lawmakers probing possible Russian interference in the Brexit referendum revealed Wednesday that Facebook had agreed to broaden its own investigation into fake news around the vote, after the social media platform's initial efforts drew critici...

MPs approve landmark Brexit bill

London - British MPs gave the green light on Wednesday to a landmark Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, but the legislation now faces a battle in the upper chamber.
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